If you haven’t seen this one, you’re even farther out of the loop than I am.
LIMA, OH — Roy Shybinski, an uneducated 33-year-old forklift operator from Lima, is making final preparations for his national radio address tomorrow on The Rush Limbaugh Show. Shybinski, who has been “waiting a long time to speak my mind” … will speak to an expected audience of 32 million when he calls Limbaugh’s radio program shortly after 1 p.m. EST.
Now, if you’re wondering what that means—
—that was from 1993.
The chain on this one is impressive. BoingBoing to Wonkette to Sullivan … and that’s where I finally caught on. Sorry, I really should be paying closer attention.
Anyway, many Americans have colloquially referred to politics as a joke. But it seems, more and more each day, to be coming literally true.
I think of Homer Simpson: “Baby on board, something, something, Burt Ward. This thing writes itself!”
And this is a presidential contest. Ye gads, America, what have we become?